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PDP Disappointed The Southeast, Nigerians – Keyamo

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From Mokwugwo Solomon, Awka

The Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has dismissed the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and it’s 2023 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, describing it as a failed political party, which has nothing to offer.

In a statement on Monday, October 24, captioned, “PDP’S JUVENILE CRITIQUE OF APC’S ACTION PLAN, RENEWED HOPE,” the presidential spokesperson catalogued how PDP misruled the country for 16 years, left Nigeria and the South East in particular with unfulfilled promises, among other things.

“It appears the Peoples Democratic Party is unaware that Nigerians have since dismissed it as an unserious and broken opposition party. If nothing at all, its latest press release signed by Chief Dele Momodu, attests to its crass unseriousness.

“PDP promised the people of South-East Second Niger Bridge for 16 years, yet, nothing was built. Today, thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari of APC, the Second Niger Bridge is completed. At a time, a former spokesperson of PDP government said Nigeria couldn’t afford train coaches, much less rail lines. Today, we have Lagos – Ibadan, Itakpe – Warri rail lines.

“Even in the face of dwindling resources and global economic challenges, APC government has lifted millions of Nigerians out of poverty with National Social Investment Programs, widely acclaimed as the first in Africa in scale and innovation. Nigeria has become a sufficient rice-growing nation, rated highest in rice and sorghum production in Africa by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a status PDP thought was impossible.

“APC’s efforts in power generation and distribution is yielding good results, unlike the $16 billion squandered by PDP under Obasanjo, under the guise of power projects with nothing to show for it. Pledges made by PDP governments are being redeemed by the present APC government. Pensions and other entitlements of workers in PDP’s failed privatisation scam have been paid up to date.

“The 5-point agenda of the flag bearer of the PDP for the 2023 general election is nothing to write home about. Top on the list is his lip service to unify Nigeria. One can only laugh. This is a man that his party is torn between division and disarray. Till now, Atiku is yet to fix it. What a failure!

“Atiku’s 74-page campaign document has in it ongoing milestones of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. From lifting millions out of poverty to power generation to economy revitalization. It is clear that PDP is either too lazy to think or bereft of fresh ideas. Everywhere Atiku went for campaigns, he was never caught speaking on issues of governance. Rather, if he is not promising the Igbo Presidency in 2027, he will be playing the ethnic card; like what he said in Kaduna, where he said that what an average northerner needs is a northern president – not Igbo or Yoruba president. Unfortunately for him, Nigerians are wise; they know he has nothing to offer.

“Nigerians are surprised that Dele Momodu could ask what Bola Tinubu is known for. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is known for his glittering records and achievements. Can Dele Momodu also say this about his principal, Atiku Abubakar, whose time as Vice President has no other legacy to be remembered for other than the failed privatization exercise he was assigned to supervise where he sold national assets to his friends and cronies for peanuts? Track records should be critical in evaluating any party or candidate.”

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